Find the job and training resources for you

Need More Help?

I want to be independent, but there are some missing parts, where do I start?

We know it’s hard to even think about a job when you need things like a roof over your head, or a hot meal or even how to get to work when you find a job. Here are a few resources for additional help—housing, health, transportation & food to name a few.

Let us help you! 

We partner with Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to help you gain the skills and training needed to build a successful future.

Eligibility requirements vary by program and may include proof of residency, current CA ID, social security card, and birth certificate. Contact us to learn more.

Ready to get started? Four different ways to contact us:

  1. Text Goodwill at (805) 253-2650
  2. Call Goodwill at (805) 981-0130
  3. Fill out an interest form here.
  4. Email us at workforceservices@goodwillvsb.org



  • Former Foster Youth & Healthcare
    Learn what healthcare benefits are available if you are a foster youth within six months of emancipation or you have turned 18 while still in foster care.
  • Emerging Adults, After 18, Healthcare
    Health coverage for former foster youth, click for guide and form to sign up.
  • Healthcare Programs for the Uninsured of Ventura County
    Need healthcare but you’re uninsured? Visit this site for programs, requirements and availability.
  • Medi-Cal
    Medi-Cal is California’s public health insurance program and provides needed health care services for low-income individuals, families with children, seniors, children in foster care, and pregnant women.
  • Ventura County Public Health Clinics
    Public health clinics provide services such as immunizations, children’s dental care, pregnancy testing, TB skin testing and Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) testing & treatment.
  • Children’s Health Promotion
    Provide developmental screenings, parent education, and health education services to children 0-5 years of age, their families and caregivers.



  • County of Ventura – CalFresh
    The CalFresh program, helps people who have little or no income to buy nutritious groceries.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    WIC provides federally-funded temporary assistance for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently had a baby; and Infants and Children under five years of age.
  • Food Share Pantries
    Find free food or a meal for those in need via pantries, meal providers and/or farmer’s markets.
  • MANNA Conejo Valley
    Contact MANNA if you are in the Conejo Valley, hungry, and in need of direct food or grocery assistance.
  • Pet Retention Program
    Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) provides a multitude of resources and assistance to help keep your beloved pet with you. VCAS offers low-cost vaccination clinics, pet food assistance, behavioral recommendations, and so much more.

General Support

  • CalWorks Ventura County
    The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) program provides cash assistance to families with children. Must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Ventura County Child Support Services
    Promoting the best interests and well-being of children and families by working to ensure that children receive adequate and appropriate support from both custodial and non-custodial parents.
  • Casa Pacifica – Transitional Youth Services
    Provides services to youth who have aged out of the foster care system but yet are still in need of various assistance.
  • Coalition for Family Harmony
    Provides victims of family violence with the means to help them escape their life of abuse.
  • El Concilio Family Services
    Provide direct assistance and educational programs to the underserved Latino Community. Primary services include immigration services and youth leadership and development.
  • Interface Youth Services – Crisis Outreach Program
    Are you a runaway, homeless or couch surfing youth, ages 12-21? Get assistance, guidance & support.
  • 211 Ventura County
    Provides links to available youth services in Ventura County, for example, youth programs, prevention & intervention and teen pregnancy.